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GIANTS PLAYERS APPROACHING MILESTONES
Quarterback Eli Manning is 306 passing yards shy of 34,000 for his career and is one interception away from 160 career picks. He has 2,167 passing yards on the season and surpassed Phil Simms as the team’s all-time leading passer in Week 8.
Two of his top pass-catchers, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle, are both one touchdown shy of five for the season. Cruz could reach 25 career salsa dances with two scores on Sunday and Randle already has one more touchdown in 2013 than he did his entire rookie season.
Running back Brandon Jacobs is just one touchdown shy of 60 for his career and has scored at least seven times each of his seven season with the Giants.
On the other side of the ball, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul could pick up his 30th career sack with 1.5 on Sunday while Justin Tuck could reach 300 career tackles with six.
Here’s a look at which Giants players are approaching milestones this weekend:
» QB Eli Manning: 306 yards shy of 34,000 career passing yards. Manning passed Phil Simms as the Giants all-time leading passer in the team’s 15-7 victory over Philadelphia in Week 8.
» RB Brandon Jacobs: One touchdown shy of 60 career scores.
» DE Jason Pierre-Paul: 1.5 sacks shy of 30 career sacks.
» DE Justin Tuck: Six tackles shy of 300 career tackles.
» S Ryan Mundy: Two tackles shy of 50 for the season. Mundy leads the team in tackles through its first eight games.
» CB Terrell Thomas: Two shy of 220 career tackles.
» WR Victor Cruz: Two touchdowns shy of 25 career scores. Cruz is also 33 receiving yards shy of 700 for the season.
» WR Rueben Randle: One touchdown shy of five scores this season. Randle caught just three touchdowns during his rookie campaign in 2012.
» K Josh Brown: Two shy of 300 career field goal attempts.
“We’ve got a big game this week versus an Oakland team that we’ve got to do a lot of film study on. It’s a team we haven’t played in a long time. We’re getting familiar with their personnel. They’ve played very good defense for six of the games. Obviously last week was a little tough, but besides that, not many teams have scored over 20 points on them. We’ve just got to take it one game at a time and see if we can continue this win streak.” -QB Eli Manning
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